Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara
Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most daunting tasks, since you have to make tons of choices in a short period of time, since tilers and plumbers don’t have the time to wait for you, and for those that are faced with this dilemma I have decided to offer you one of the most aesthetically pleasing solutions in the market, a freestanding bathtub. However, these bathtubs don’t come without their cons, and you need to weigh in both the advantages and disadvantages to see whether or not this is the right bathtub for your bathroom, of course, it will also depend on your personal opinion. Today I want to answer a very frequently received question: Are freestanding bathtubs worth it?
First of all, let’s see why this question is asked, this means that we have to list the cons first. Let’s start with the elephant in the room first, freestanding bathtubs generally cost more than built-in bathtubs, and you can see that even entry-level freestanding bathtub models cost a lot. This is due to their complex build and their more of a tasteful design, which we will talk about later, and this also has to be extremely durable as well.
Next up you should consider the weight of these beasts. Despite looking very light and streamlined, freestanding bathtubs are generally heavier than built-in bathtubs. While you can buy fiberglass models that are generally lighter in general, those are not very common and I wouldn’t recommend them since they are very expensive. You may think that this isn’t a significant factor since you won’t move your bathtub, however, not every floor can carry on such a weight, and thanks to their large capacity they become even heavier with water, so you may have to reinforce your floor before buying such a bathtub.
There is also the lack of versatility that comes with a freestanding bathtub, which might not be a very large factor but you should be informed because a freestanding bathtub is showerless, while a built-in bathtub can be used as a shower as well.
Freestanding bathtubs are with one word, beautiful. That’s it you can’t compare them with any other style, they are the ultimate relaxation place. If you opt for a freestanding bathtub your bathroom will look better than ever, as they tie in everything together and if you want a luxury theme this is it.
Also, it is worth stating that freestanding bathtubs have a wide variety of styling choices you can choose from, from claw-foot to modern egg-shaped and many exotic ones in between, they are just perfect.
Placement and installation is another pro, since you can place them virtually anywhere, even in the middle of the bathroom, and installation is generally painless. So check out the best freestanding bathtubs and decide.